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Austin Dillon Wins Charlotte Xfinity Race
  by Pete McCole
Austin Dillon raced to his second NASCAR Xfinity Series win of the season on Saturday with a victory in the Hisense 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Dillon rallied back after falling out of the lead on the final restart, getting past Denny Hamlin with a three-wide pass with 15 laps to go and leaving the field in his dust – taking the checkered flag by nearly 2.7 seconds over Hamlin.
Matt Kenseth Scores First Charlotte Pole
  by Pete McCole
Matt Kenseth collected his second pole of the season in Thursday night's qualifying session for Sunday’s 56th running of the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kenseth wheeled his no. 20 Toyota to a top lap of 27.799 second (194.252 mph) in the third and final round, bumping his teammate Carl Edwards who briefly held the top spot.
Panthers Linebacker Goes For Ride Along With Junior
  by Pete McCole
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. takes a lot of ribbing from his friends whenever his beloved Washington Redskins get a beatdown at the hands of the hometown Carolina Panthers. On Tuesday afternoon, Earnhardt, Jr. got a chance to do a little ribbing himself, when Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis strapped into a two-seater no. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet for a full-tile ride along on the high banks of Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Denny Hamlin Wins First Career All Star Race
  by Pete McCole
Denny Hamlin took advantage of a fast final pit stop to race to a million dollar payday and his first career victory in the Sprint All Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night. Hamlin restarted at the head of the field for the final segment and led all 10 laps, holding off a strong challenge from Kevin Harvick to earn Joe Gibbs Racing their first all-star victory and put Toyota in Victory Lane for the first time in the event.
Kasey Kahne wins Truck Race in photo finish
  by Pete McCole
Kasey Kahne collected his fifth-career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series win on a thrilling finish over rookie Erik Jones in Friday night’s NC Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kahne and Jones battled side by side over the final laps of a green-white-checkered overtime finish before coming to the line in a near photo finish that was the second-closest finish in series history.
Biffle Dominates Sprint Showdown; Races into All-Star
  by Pete McCole
Greg Biffle and Clint Bowyer raced their way into the field for Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint All Star race after picking up victories in Friday’s night’s Sprint Showdown at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Biffle won the opening 20-lap segment in a runaway to advance into the field, while Bowyer fought his way to the front with a thrilling three-wide pass to win the second segment to race his way into the All Star Race for the second straight year.
Kyle Busch Happy To Be Back In The Saddle
  by Pete McCole
After nearly three months on the sidelines, Kyle Busch says he was happy to finally "get a taste" of being back at the race track and getting back in the saddle in his first race since the start of the 2015 Sprint Cup season. As if to show that he hasn't missed a beat after missing the first 11 races, Busch's no 18 Toyota Camry was the fastest in the opening practice session for Saturday night's 30th running of the NASCAR Sprint All Star race.
Q&A with Kyle Busch on his return to racing
  Returning for Charlotte's All-Star race
THE MODERATOR: Good afternoon, everyone. Welcome to today's teleconference. We are joined by Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M Red Nose Day Toyota. Kyle will return to on-track activity Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Kyle, welcome back. First off, how are you feeling and how excited are you to be back in the car for this weekend's All-Star Race? 
Johnson holds off Harvick for Kansas win
  Chevy in 1-2-3-4 sweep
Jimmie Johnson won a rain-delayed SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway that started on Saturday night but ended early Sunday morning. Staying out on older tires for a restart with six laps to go, Johnson held off a challenge from reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick. The six-time series champion led just 10 laps in the race.
Logano claims Coors Light Pole Award at Kansas
  Penske Ford driver
Joey Logano won the Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Award on Friday for Saturday's SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway. This is the Team Penske driver's fourth pole award of 2015 and his first at the 1.5-mile track. The 2014 Daytona 500 winner won the fall race at Kansas last season. Lining up second to Logano on the front row on Saturday will be Kasey Kahne.
IndyCar picks NASCAR star over Andretti & Unser
  by Brian Carroccio
Look, I really don't care who drives the pace car at an automobile race. Granted, I get the whole to-do about having a celebrity like Donald Trump or Morgan Freeman being part of your event. But at the end of the day I doubt anyone ever bought a ticket to see Trump, Freeman, or the Easter Bunny - granted, that would be something - drive the pace car. That said, I find the selection of Jeff Gordon to drive the pace car for this year's Indianapolis 500 puzzling on numerous levels. Not that I have any problem with Gordon, who is of course retiring from NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing at the end of this season, and boasts a resume worthy of our celebration. Still, wouldn't the Brickyard weekend be more appropriate for said adulation?
Earnhardt Jr. holds off Johnson at Talladega
  by Pete McCole
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. raced to his first Talladega victory since 2004 and punched his ticket into the field for the Chase for the Sprint Cup in a commanding performance in Sunday's Geico 500. Earnhardt, Jr. led the final 27 laps and held off his teammate Jimmie Johnson for his first win of the season and 24th of his career. Paul Menard was third, followed by rookie Ryan Blaney and Martin Truex, Jr.

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